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Keep Your Home Dry: Waterproof Your Crawl Space
If you’ve ever had water in your crawl space, then you know how important it is to waterproof it properly. Crawl space waterproofing can be a tricky process, but with the right tips and advice, it can be easy. We offer some of the best tips for waterproofing your crawl space quickly and easily.
Signs That You Need to Waterproof Your Crawl Space
If you have a crawl space, it’s important to keep it dry. A wet crawl space can lead to problems including mold, rot, and insect infestation. Luckily, there are some telltale signs that your crawl space may need to be waterproofed. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to call a professional:
- Water standing in your crawl space
- Musty odors coming from the crawl space
- Mold or mildew growing on walls or floors
- Cracks in the foundation or crawl space walls
- Insects or other pests in the crawl space
- Sagging floors above the crawl space
Don’t wait until it’s too late to waterproof your crawl space. A little prevention now can save you a lot of hassle down the road.
The Different Methods of Crawl Space Waterproofing
Crawl space waterproofing requires a different approach. To protect your crawl space from, you have two options: encapsulate the crawl space or install a drain tile system. Each method has its benefits, so it is important to choose the one that best suits your needs. Often times homes actually need both.
Encapsulating your crawl space involves sealing the floor and walls with a waterproof barrier. This will separate the crawl space soils from the rest of the home, and can also help to reduce moisture levels and prevent mold growth. However, it is important to note that encapsulation will not remove existing water from the crawl space.
Installing a drain tile is another effective way to waterproof your crawl space. A drain tile system will help maintain water levels below the floor of your crawl space and will always be actively removing moisture from the soils.
Both encapsulation and drain tile are effective ways to waterproof your crawl space. Choose the method that best suits your needs to keep your crawl space dry and protected from water damage. Sometimes you may need both.
Choose the Right Contractor for the Job
If you need crawl space waterproof services for your home, be sure to give Reliable Basement Services a call. We have the experience and expertise to get the job done right—and we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with the final results. We treat our customers like family and always go the extra mile to ensure their complete satisfaction. We respect your time by being punctual and promptly returning your phone calls. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.